Clipper Logistics

First Winner For Pinatubo At York

Dalham Hall Stud's first-season sire Pinatubo (Ire) was off the mark on Thursday as his son Andesite (GB) battled to success in York's Frank Whittle Partnership Novice S. Sent off the 7-2 second favourite for the six-furlong test, Clipper Logistics' half-brother to the G2 Queen Mary S. and G2 Temple S. winner Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) travelled notably strongly behind the leading duo early but looked booked for second as Yah Mo Be There (GB) rolled by in his bid to become the first winner for his sire Mohaather...

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Clipper Logistics to Hold National Hunt Dispersal at Doncaster

The Goffs Spring HIT/PTP Sale, set to be held May 22-23 at Doncaster, will feature a dispersal of five National Hunt horses owned by Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics, the operation that has enjoyed Grade 1 success over jumps with the likes of Morning Assembly (Ire) (Shantou) and Draconien (Fr) (Linda's Lad {GB}). The five horses include the Henry de Bromhead-trained Mossy Fen Park (Ire) (Walk In The Park {Ire}), who was last seen filling the runner-up spot in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Fairyhouse, finishing three places ahead of...

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Night Raider's Craven-Bound Brother Set To Put Knockgraffon Stables In Lights

Is there anything like a pedigree update to get a consignor's blood pumping in the build-up to a big sale? A little winner here, a black-type update there, it can't hurt when it comes to advertising your wares.  Well, if it's happening pedigrees that buyers want, it won't take long to scope out lot 53 in the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale. A brother to leading 2,000 Guineas contender Night Raider (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the colt will be offered under the hammer by the father-and-son team of Mick and Stephen...

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Dark Angel's Night Raider Another TDN Rising Star

Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics have live Guineas contenders of both sexes in 2024 as the Karl Burke-trained Night Raider (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Dorraar {Ire}, by Shamardal) produced a sensational display to obtain TDN Rising Star status at Southwell on Wednesday evening. Off the mark in style by nine lengths this track and seven-furlong trip on debut in December, the 1-4 favourite tanked his way to the front under Danny Tudhope from the outset. Chased entering the straight by his only serious rival, last year's G3 Acomb S. fifth Cogitate (Ire)...

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Enthusiasm In The Air as Dullingham Park Embarks on First Season

"The grey colours, there's a big plan behind all that. Eventually my daughter will take over. I'm doing this for my family when I'm no longer here." Those were the words of owner-breeder Steve Parkin in a TDN interview penned in September last year, revealing all about his ambition to stand stallions at Dullingham Park Stud, plus the succession plan which he hopes will guarantee the long-term future of a racing and bloodstock empire he's spent the last two decades building. Five months on and the wheels are now firmly...

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Fallen Angel Will Bypass Fillies' Mile And Head “Straight For A Guineas”

Clipper Logistics' Group 1 winner Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) will not be seen on a racecourse again this season and instead will target a Guineas next spring, according to Joe Foley, racing manager for the owners. The imposing three-for-four Karl Burke trainee won her Haydock debut in May, ran second at listed level at Sandown in July and then rattled off victories in August's G3 Sweet Solera S. and the G1 Moyglare Stud S. at the Curragh in September. She was under consideration for next week's G1...

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'My Love Of This Industry Is For The Horse': Stallions the Next Step for Parkin

It is fair to say that Steve Parkin has reimagined the man-with-a-van concept.  He was that once, until he turned the van that he drove himself into a fleet of lorries, and his business extended from warehouses and distribution to supporting some of Britain's biggest retailers in meeting their increasing online demands. Clipper Logistics has become a well-known name beyond the business pages, particularly among those who follow horse racing. Thirty years after the company was founded, Parkin sold Clipper to GXO Logistics in May 2022.  "How does a little...

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Too Darn Hot's Fallen Angel Conquers The Moyglare

Kicking off a big Irish Champions Festival Sunday at The Curragh for Dubawi (Ire), Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Agnes Stewart {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}) provided the Darley giant's first-season sire son with a first Group 1 winner as she domineered a competitive renewal of the Moyglare Stud S., a "Win and You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Impressive in the G3 Sweet Solera S. over this seven-furlong trip at Newmarket last month, the homebred of Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics was instantly towards the fore with...

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Night Of Thunder's Flight Plan Makes All In The Solonaway

Entering Saturday's G2 Dullingham Park S., or Solonaway S. as it is registered, slightly under the radar, Clipper Logistics' 3-year-old Flight Plan (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) did it for Britain as he led his rivals a merry dance to dominate the Leopardstown mile contest. Tried in the 2000 Guineas in the spring, the Karl Burke-trained 15-2 shot who was last seen finishing third in York's G3 Strensall S. was always in control under an enterprising ride from Danny Tudhope. Playing perfectly to the front-running bias that this track is...

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Fallen Angel Gives Too Darn Hot A First Black Type Winner In The Sweet Solera

Providing her first-crop sire Too Darn Hot (GB) with his first black-type winner on Saturday, Clipper Logistics' Listed Star S. runner-up Fallen Angel (GB) proved far too strong in Newmarket's G3 Molson Coors Sweet Solera S. Denied by Shuwari (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) in that Sandown contest over this seven-furlong trip last month, the Karl Burke-trained 9-4 favourite travelled strongly near the front end under Danny Tudhope before starting the stretch of her rivals approaching the final furlong. Soon clear of the Star S. third Soprano (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), the...

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Watson: 'Ascot's Been Pretty Big in the Storyline of my Career'

Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) was the juvenile star of the opening day of Royal Ascot last year and the G2 Coventry S. winner has been supplemented to return next week in the G1 King's Stand S. for Archie Watson. "I guess Ascot's been pretty big in the storyline of my career," admits the Lambourn trainer, who also won't be short of two-year-old runners at the royal meeting in an attempt add to a record which includes the Windsor Castle S. "Soldier's Call (GB) was obviously our first big winner. I...

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Showcasing's Dramatised Parlays Breeders' Cup Second To Temple Payday

One of the premier sprints on the calendar, Haydock's G2 Betfred Temple S. went to the Clipper Logistics-owned Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}--Katie's Diamond {Fr}, by Turtle Bowl {Ire}), who was just ahead of Equilateral (GB) (Equiano {Fr}) at the line. The 4-1 crowd's pick received weight from each of her rivals, and the in-form William Buick kept his filly within shouting distance of the vanguard, as Live In The Dream (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) set the pace from the bell. Travelling well into the race, the 'TDN Rising Star'...

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